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The Shadow of Violence (2019)

Calm with Horses (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 31 July 2020 (USA)
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Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

Director:

Nick Rowland

Writer:

Joe Murtagh (as Joseph Murtagh)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cosmo Jarvis ... Arm
Barry Keoghan ... Dympna
Liam Carney ... Fannigan
David Wilmot ... Hector
Brian Doherty ... Larry
Ned Dennehy ... Paudi
Simone Kirby ... June
Roisin O'Neill ... Fatima
Toni O'Rourke ... Lisa
Hazel Doupe ... Charlie
Rory Quinn Rory Quinn ... Brandon
Ally Ni Chiarain ... Mrs. Dory
Niamh Algar ... Ursula
Kiljan Moroney Kiljan Moroney ... Jack (as Kiljan Tyr Moroney)
Anthony Welsh ... Rob
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In the dark underbelly of rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas "Arm" Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis, Hunter Killer) has become a feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family. When his ruthless employers order him to kill for the first time, his loyalties are tested in this powerful thriller costarring Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) and Ned Dennehy ("Peaky Blinders").In the dark underbelly of rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas "Arm" Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis, Hunter Killer) has become a feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family. When his ruthless employers order him to kill for the first time, his loyalties are tested in this powerful thriller costarring Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) and Ned Dennehy ("Peaky Blinders"). Written by Saban Films

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, pervasive language, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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The B reel accompanied in this film was good enough to get a nod for a nomination.
27 April 2020 | by tkaine3See all my reviews

Been a blessing because it kinda puts you off hearing the heavy Irish accents you have to really concentrate when listening at times it doesn't even sound like their speaking English. But once you get a handle on their cadence and comprehend Ireland's pronunciation the dialogue is pretty well written. The whole film is shot beautifully and the acting was superb a melancholy vibe persisted from start to finish. Not really disturbing or ominous but as you watch the anticipation builds tremendously because you know something tragic is bound to happen it gives you that feeling at any moment you'll see it explode. Oddly enough with everything in place the story sparks but never blowups. Not that nothing happens it does run it's course but it could of been so much more powerful at the end. I did enjoy watching and the score was phenomenal an early 90's late 80's vibe and sound. The film had a great msg. which means a lot so I would definitely recommend this film to checkout.


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English

Release Date:

31 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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$103,162
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